Senior Estimator

Thorn Baker Ltd
£55000 - £60000/annum + Car allowance + package
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Estimator - Permanent - Main contractor

£55,000 - £60,000 + £5k Car/allowance package (negotiable)


This is an opportunity for an experienced Estimator to work for a successful and well established blue chip national contractor who pride themselves in delivering quality projects. The company currently busy tendering on a wide variety of construction projects across the South West and is looking for experienced Senior Estimator to join their successful pre-construction team based in Plymouth.

The role - Estimator

You will be an experienced Estimator who can support continued business growth in the region. You will be reporting to a Regional Director and will be responsible for producing tenders for new build or refurbishment projects typically between £500kMillion and £6Million in value across Education, Commercial and healthcare projects. You will be able to work in a fast paced environment where attention to detail is of utmost importance and the quality of the build is of an exceptional standard.

Key accountabilities:

* Develop tender strategy with Estimating team
* Assess Client’s requirements
* Prepare preliminaries in conjunction with Construction/Planning
* Prepare the Net cost to enable the line manager to adjudicate
* Involvement in the selection of proposed subcontractors/suppliers
* Manage the tender/cost plan process
* Ensure key issues are presented at the tender adjudication
* Advise on alternative options & value engineering
* Identify and assess risk and opportunity including proposals for managing documentation
* Review contractor’s proposals ensuring Client’s requirements are met or amended accordingly
* Negotiating with the Client and/or the Client’s Representatives
* Attend tender interviews/meetings with the Client/Client’s Representatives
* Continually liaise with other relevant departments and business units and/or core teams
* Develop and maintain external/internal relationships
* The development of key working relationships internally, clients and consultants
* Remain conversant with the current market trends and monitor possible price increases
* Examine and analyse tender documentation and monitor possible risks/opportunities

To qualify for this position you MUST have UK experience working on Construction and refurbishment tenders between £1-3Million. You would have already worked for a regional building contractor (not civil engineering or rail) across the general contracting industry on Education, Healthcare or Commercial projects.

What is on Offer

You will benefit from an excellent salary plus package. A bonus scheme is also in place. This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful builder with a solid reputation and strong repeat client base. The role may also suit someone wishing to relocate to the South West of England and relocation assistance can be discussed.

If you are interested in this exciting position please click the link below or contact Jamie Risdale at Thorn Baker. Additionally if you would like to have an informal discussion about other opportunities please do not hesitate to call me on 01172033444